2017-09-18 Cala Mondrago to Marina Port de Mallorca, Palma, Mallorca Island As we leave the bay we say goodbye to beautiful S’Amarador Beach Looking back to Cala Mondrago which certainly is a wonderful anchorage on the south east coast of Mallorca Heading in a south westerly direction we follow the rugged coastline We pass the old with the new, the Alter Leuchtturm und Radarstation The old lighthouse and the radar station by Calo de Ses Faves Nearby is Cala Figuera which is in the district of Santanyi, a popular holiday area of southern Mallorca We enter the small bay to find numerous hotels and villas around the foreshore Continuing on we head towards the south eastern tip of the island Another lighthouse, Far del Cap Salines Once around the south eastern point we head in a north westerly direction towards Palma Perfect sailing conditions for yachts racing today!! We follow the beautiful coastline experiencing a very choppy confused sea The coastline along the south western coast is quite spectacular We pass the panoramic clifftop town of Badia Blava which is quite close to Palma Finally we arrive at the Mallorcan capital, Palma In the distance we can see the massive Gothic church of the city With a stunning seafront position the Catedral de Mallorca stands out impressively over the harbour Palma being the major city of the island hosts numerous cruise ships everyday As we arrive we keep clear of the the huge ships coming and going in the harbour After radioing in to the particular marina where we secured a berth, we slowly make our way into the port The Gothic Bellver Castle overlooks the famous port We arrive at the Marina Port De Mallorca The impressive Super Yacht, Leander, which is frequently used by British Royalty is moored nearby We make our way past some very stylish yachts in the marina on our way to our berth We are given a wonderful position on the main pier beside a couple of similar sized yachts A tremendous location for us in the beautiful port!! We can even see the Cathedral in the distance Once settled in the marina we take a bus up to the Bellver Castle The 14th Century Bellver Castle on the hill has a great position over the harbour Amazing views of the harbour from the Bellver Castle which overlooks the city and the port of Palma A magnificent view of the old buildings and outstanding Cathedral of Palma We continue on our bus trip passing the Palma Casino We get off at the magnificent Cathedral de Palma which was first started in 1229 and finally completed in 1601 Palma is a city which has amazing architecture and wonderful open spaces …..and interesting sculptures There is no shortage of outdoor cafes and restaurants in the heart of Palma ……and no shortage of trendy people too!!! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.